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Girl Rejects Forced Marriage

Nada Al-Ahdal, an 11-year-old Yemeni girl, has fled from her family, rather than go through with a forced marriage. Here, she explains her flight to freedom and why she rejects the fate her family sought to impose upon her.

Britain’s Perve Parade

“It’s a Knockout” host Stuart Hall is about to join Jimmy Savile and a handful of other celebrities that have managed to ruin our childhood.

Hall, a veteran BBC broadcaster has pleaded guilty to sexual assaulting 13 girls between the ages of nine to 17 over a period of 18 years. One victim told reporters she finally found the strength to come forward after the Jimmy Savile scandal broke. The woman, who is going by the name Amy to keep her privacy intact, believes Hall should, “die behind bars.”  H/T Next Media Animation

Japan’s Baby Drain

Japan’s plummeting birth rates are leading to empty classrooms and a bleak prognosis for the future: Not enough workers to look after the increasingly elderly population. Adrian Brown from Australia’s SBS Dateline reports.

Feds Coming for Your Children

AlfonZo Rachel unleashes a blistering attack on MSNBC commentator Melissa Harris-Perry. Harris-Perry thinks that children are a governmental, and not a parental responsibility. Is she right? Find out on this ZoNation. H/T PJTV



Have Bully Baiters Gone Too Far

“I’m not saying they shouldn’t have consequences but these laws often reach down to a child of age six, five. I mean it’s incredible,” says Susan Porter, author of Bully Nation: Why America’s Approach to Childhood Aggression is Bad for Everyone.

Porter sat down with ReasonTV’s Tracy Oppenheimer to discuss the anti-bully movement and how laws, labeling and the media are only agitating the problem. She says that kids are actually suffering because of these anti-bully efforts.

“They are becoming less resilient,” says Porter, “if you’re now a victim, and you think of yourself as a victim, you are much more apt to get victimized.”

Don’t Yuck My Yum

Ze Frank shares his childhood passion for collecting stickers, a hobby he enjoyed without any misgivings or second thoughts until an uncle yucked his yum.

How Children Handle Trauma

Dr. John Walkup, director of child and adolescent psychiatry at New York Presbyterian Hospital, discusses how children may be dealing with traumatic events such as the school shooting in Connecticut. H/T Wall Street Journal

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